The excellent live-action Beauty & The Beast cast has been growing fast in the past few weeks, but there’s been one role from the 1989 animated movie that hasn’t been filled, until now that is. THR reports that one of the final pieces of the casting puzzle has been fitted into place with the news that Ewan McGregor will play the maitre d’ who is turned into a candlestick, Lumiere.
He joins Dan Stevens (the Beast), Emma Watson (Belle), Luke Evans (Gaston) and Kevin Kline (Belle’s father Maurice), Josh Gad (Lefou), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth), Audra McDonald (Garderobe) and Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Plumette).
The movie is due to start shooting at Shepperton in the UK next month with Bill Condon directing. The musical will once more see a small town girl with big dreams being locked up by a beast whose only hope of becoming human once again is to find true love – but this time in live action.
It’ll hit cinemas March 17th, 2017.